One of life’s most amazing facts is this: You can’t be grateful and unhappy at the same time. Try it, and you’ll soon see. We talked about this a few weeks ago. Any time you chose to be grateful, whatever unhappiness you might be experiencing evaporates.
If someone you lead is experiencing unhappiness, remind them of some things to be grateful for. Tell them, show them, involve them. Prove to them that being grateful is a choice. A choice they can make right now.
By focusing on what we should be grateful for, unhappiness dissolves, at least for the time spent in grateful reflection. Point out (to yourself and to them) that gratitude is the ultimate compounder. The more you express gratitude, the more likely you will have even more to be grateful for. How cool is that?